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And now, we bring you the sad story of a very tall man. Emeka Okafor and his Washington Wizards teammates recently took a trip to Six Flags. I’m guessing many of you can relate to the feeling of being told you can’t ride a roller coaster because you are too short. Whether it was at age 6, 7, 10 or maybe last year, most of us have been there at some point. Being too tall to ride is a bit more rare, but Okafor knows how that feels.

As you can see from the photos above that Deadspin shared with us, Okafor was all set to ride Superman: Ride of Steel when an employee stepped in and asked to check his height. The 6-foot-10 center was well within the red area of the measuring stick, meaning it would not be safe for him to ride.

Being nearly 7-feet tall may have contributed to Okafor becoming a multimillionaire, but it has its downfalls at theme parks. If this photo is any indication, LaMichael James would likely tell him he’s not missing much.

 

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